Senior Counsel, Morssing & Nycander
Hans has extensive and wide-ranging advocacy experience in both court and arbitral proceedings and regularly acts as chairman or member of international arbitral tribunals. Since mid-1970s he has served as party counsel or arbitrator in more than 250 international commercial cases before the ICC International Court of Arbitration, LCIA, the London Court of International Arbitration, AAA, SCC or ad hoc arbitrations.
Hans served as lead counsel for CME, a Dutch entity controlled by Ronald Lauder, in the proceedings in the Svea Court of Appeal, challenging the award in an investment dispute initiated by the Czech Republic, relating to the broadcasting license given to CME in 1993 to broadcast an independent TV channel in the Czech Republic, which license was revoked by the Czech Republic in 1999.
Although his practice is focusing on international commercial and investment matters, he has over the years had several assignments related to art and has represented various artists, galleries, museums and governments including the purchase and sale of works of art, copyright matters, loan agreements and restitution of looted art.
Hans’ educational background includes University of Stockholm (LL.M.); University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Master of Comparative Law/MCL).
Hans’ professional experience includes Squire Sanders, now Squire Patton Boggs, Cleveland, Ohio (1963); Vinge, Stockholm and London (1964-2009), founding member; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, visiting professor (1967); Stockholm University, Law Faculty, lecturer in Master program on International Commercial Arbitration Law (2003-2013); Lecturer in Business law, Stockholm School of Economics (1967-1979); ICC, International Court of Arbitration, Swedish court member (1996-2002); IBA, member of working party having prepared the Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration (1999) and the revision in 2010; Member of the working party of the Prague Rules on Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration (adopted in December 2018).
Hans is a member of the Swedish Bar Association and IBA, International Bar Association.